Wednesday, June 17
Changing Tide of Evictions: A PR Tsunami
With the publication of Matthew Desmond’s book Evicted and increased focus on socio-economic issues by an increasing number of politicians, property managers across every type of housing are seeing increased opposition to their ability to evict defaulting residents. Explore what the current eviction environment looks like across all portfolios (affordable, Type B/C and Type A) and discuss how you can navigate the legal and public relation pitfalls associated with evictions. Additionally, a variety of eviction prevention programs across the country will be explored.
Making Workforce Housing Work: Lessons from Middle Income Pioneers
The yawning gap between rents and salaries in primary rental housing markets across the country has made workforce housing a holy grail. To urban renters, it’s transparent as affordability. To policymakers and funders, it’s a tension to be balanced against badly needed traditional affordable housing programs. For developers, it presents a complex financial puzzle to be solved to meet public demand. Understand the successes and challenges from our experiences in the state that hosts the largest middle-income housing program.
Friday, June 19
Got Fraud? Detecting and Preventing Fraud in Affordable Housing
Fraud comes in many shapes and sizes, but one thing is certain—it’s increasing rapidly. Most property operators have been hit by some form of fraud. For affordable housing programs, applicant and income fraud can cost property owners tens of thousands of dollars, cost of ownership to lose low income tax credits and hinder future potential government funding. Why? Because the staff doesn’t know how to detect and protect it. Take a look at the motivation behind applicant fraud, the types of fraud perpetrated, costs and other effects, and how to protect against it in the affordable housing space.
Risk Management and Proactive Practices for Affordable Housing Pros
Within the affordable property management arena, you have half the funds and twice the risk. In today’s environment with affordable housing being such a hot topic, there are increased public relations pressures and risks that have emerged with all of the media focus. Examine effective risk management strategies and proactive public relations to mitigate risks and discuss the ever-changing regulations and policies that have increased risk for property management and owners. Then, delve into proven proactive practices that are both good for public relations and mitigation of risk.